"I'm going to the drug store to spend about $50 on medicine before I finally cave and go to the doctor later this week, so what should I get?"
As the sickly one in our family, I'm very familiar with over-the-counter cold/allergy/sinus meds. Ashley and I briefly discussed her symptoms, and I offered some suggestions, including Delsym cough syrup. The last time I was sick, my granddad told me about the stuff and said it would work wonders, which it did. It comes in grape or orange flavors and tastes yummy, but that's not even the best part. When I would wake up in the middle of the night, coughing my head off, I'd take two tablespoons of Delsym and my cough would quiet.
So, of course Delsym was on my list of suggestions. A few hours later, while driving home from work, Ashley called again.
"You won't believe what happened at the store. I got carded for buying the cough syrup you recommended," she said. "I'm 30 years old, and I got carded for cough syrup. It's not like I'm going home to huff it. What is this stuff?"
Despite the fact that Ashley's basket was filled with an artillery of cold medication, she was carded for the Delsym. I'm not sure how old you have to be to buy cough syrup. 18? 21? Who knows? But I've never heard of someone being carded for such a thing.
We enjoyed laughing about it. And, what can I say? I told her it was good stuff.